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All I can say is that if youQuite BrightMath
All I can say is that if you are bright and are looking for a career in industry or to make money by getting a job, or that is your first priority, surely come here. A bright student here can do that with a little effort on his/her side.

If you wanna come here and become good (may be even an expert) in applied subjects such as economics or computer science, surely come here again. It is possible to do so. However, if you are looking to be an intellectual, a leading expert, in the field of mathematics or theoretical physics, turn around and run. Run fast and run as far as you can. If you want to end up as a leading research expert in the field and create knowledge, I am sorry, turn around and run again. It is already very difficult to achieve such a goal at any place (even at Cambridge or Caltech or you name it), but Berea college is a special shit-hole for these kind of goals.

4th Year Male -- Class 2017
Faculty Accessibility: A, Collaboration/Competitive: D-
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Berea College has a great mission statement, butBrightOther
Berea College has a great mission statement, but the college is NOT for everyone. When I decided to attend the college I did not realize how unhappy I would become as time progressed. There are numerous of things that bothered me about the college and town, but I am going to briefly discuss a couple of them.

First, in my department of studies I truly felt as though the professors did not care for me as a student and person (their actions spoke louder than their words). Second, many of the students are arrogant and depressing looking (and yes I am talking about Berea College studens). Lastly, I felt like a kid. I believe college is more than academics, but having the opportunity to grow in every other way that is not related to a letter grade. I can go on for days about Berea College and elaborate further on the things I talked about previously, but for the sake of this I am not.

I must express I may not make sense and seem all over the place, but it will take you attending the college to see.If I can give any advice to prospective students it would be PLEASE do your research before coming here and do not let the lack of money be the only reason you apply. Also, if you come from a large, diverse, and fun city be prepared for the worse experience of your life. The only semi-fun thing to do in Berea is go to Wal-Mart.

2nd Year Female -- Class 2019
Useful Schoolwork: A+, Surrounding City: F
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To me, the professors and a few specificBrightArt & Design Department
To me, the professors and a few specific departments, such as the Computer Maintenance and distribution center (IS&S) here and there are holding up the rest of this school. Campus policies are excessively strict, ie. $75 fines for propping doors open and social probation for just 2 drinking offenses (possessing alcohol or being intoxicated on campus even if over 21.)There is *NOTHING* (no exaggeration) to do in the town, but you will not be permitted to have a car unless you live at least 8 hours away, and even then its difficult. If you are not Christian, i highly recommend that you look elsewhere. The institution itself is pretty open minded about such things, the student body is not. Also, if you accept and understand evolution and that kind of thing, class discussions may frustrate you as 90% of your classmates argue "but the bible says..."

Housing is mediocre, and so is the food. You're required to have both though, unless you're married or a parent. The most difficult thing is that you're not allowed to work anywhere outside of the college, but the paychecks you receive from your mandatory labor position at the school typically only bring in about $120 to $145 per MONTH.

Bottom line: if you want to go here, there will be NO fun parties, no ridiculous nights of booze fueled fun. If you want fun, freedom, and life experiences in addition to classes, look elsewhere. The most exciting thing to do here is study, and that's about all you'll be able to afford. Chances for better paying jobs etc. are minimal. You'll graduate with almost no debt though! Oh yeah, and if you're transferring from another school be prepared to become a freshman all over again. Berea is horrible about transfer credits.

3rd Year Male -- Class 2012
Faculty Accessibility: A+, Individual Value: F
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